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Famvir Drug Interactions

Probenecid and digoxin are among the drugs that may potentially interact with Famvir. Famvir drug interactions may increase the medicine levels in your blood and increase your risk of developing side effects. You should make sure to talk with your healthcare provider about any drug interactions with Famvir that may apply to you.

An Overview of Famvir Drug Interactions

Famvir® (famciclovir) can potentially interact with certain other medications. Some of these medicines that may lead to Famvir interactions include:
  • Digoxin (Digitek®, Lanoxin®)
  • Probenecid (Benuryl®, Benemid®, Colbenemid®).

Famvir Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Famvir is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
Digoxin (Digitek, Lanoxin)
Famvir may slightly raise the level of digoxin in your blood, perhaps increasing your risk of digoxin side effects. However, this interaction is not likely to cause any problems for most people.
Probenecid (Benuryl, Benemid, ColBenemid)
Probenecid can raise the level of Famvir in your blood, increasing your risk of Famvir side effects. If you are taking these drugs together, your healthcare provider may need to decrease your Famvir dosage.

Final Thoughts on Famvir Drug Interactions

It is possible that not all Famvir drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any specific drug interactions with Famvir that may apply to you.
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